Full Moon at 9 degrees Sagittarius Tuesday May 29th at 7:19am PDT
Mind Fire and Eagle Vision
The image for the 9th degree of Sagittarius is a mother leading a small child step by step, up a steep stairway. This image according to Dane Rudhyar represents the social responsibility of more evolved beings to guide others in how to navigate the social constructs that humans have put in place in this world. He points out that these constructs are not “natural” in the sense that they are human generated, so those who have created and maintained them must teach and guide the youth in the ways of society and the human made world. Much like a staircase is not “natural” but human made and a parent must guide their child in how to use this tool to get to another level of existence.
What I take most strongly from this is that hierarchy is a man-made construct, one of the mind that has been necessary for our understanding of the distribution and processing of energy in the material plane but it only serves as a means to an end in any given moment. And perhaps this mode of understanding is ready to be upgraded.
Since life manifests in spirals with a clear trajectory, as reflected in spiral motion of our sun around the center of the Milky Way galaxy “hierarchy”, in this case represented by a staircase leading upwards, is but a small slice of a larger staircase which is spiral in nature. When we can only see one segment, it appears to move in but one direction. But as we know when climbing stairs, we usually have to descend again to continue on our way.
The social responsibility spoken to in this symbol of the degree of the Full Moon resonates deeply and powerfully with the rest of the chart. The ruler of Sagittarius, Jupiter is in the sign of Scorpio in sextile to Neptune- allowing for spiritual lessons and initiation to manifest into their fullest potential through this Moon.
Saturn is strongly featured as the focus point of a Yod formation pointing to the need for adjustment of our leaders and officials who are currently responsible for making many important decisions for the rest of humanity. On a personal level, we are all being asked to make major adjustments within ourselves as to how we show up as leaders and generators of order for society through our synthesis and distribution of wisdom we have earned.
Sagittarius, the sign following Scorpio is said to then have the task of synthesizing and distributing the energy that was collectivized in Scorpio through mind-fire. This task, given to the Eagle now in Centaur form seeks to universalize what was released in Scorpio. In other words, this Full Moon has the potential to both simultaneously release the concentrated form of the universalized human being who is both aware of their individual self and the collective universal oneness and see the empowerment of its ability to distribute this information to the masses with compassion or carelessness- the choice is ours.
When we get to offer our wisdom to others we are helping others to learn how to navigate this thing called society with greater ease and understanding. But since hierarchy is false, but spiralarchy is the truth we can be sure that we also have gaps in our own spiritual growth that another will hopefully step in and offer some guidance and speak to.
In this way we are all teaching and guiding each other. And what joy it is when some wisdom we have gleaned can give solace to another. What relief it is when an elder or sister offers consolence in her knowing. We must be active in both of these cases- courageous to offer our wisdom and courageous to receive it from another. This is how growth and evolution are truly co-evolution. This is where we remember the truth that nature on Earth proceeds through cooperation, not competition.
This speaks to the very nature of the Gemini-Sagittarius axis that is the source of this Full Moon. Gemini-=the child, sacred Fool, curious student and scientific mind, and Sagittarius- the Guru, seeker of higher wisdom and spiritual truths. We all have these two archetypes within us alive and kicking, may this Moon offer us the mutability to flow with ease between the two and find our Saturnine awakening to take on the responsibility of sharing what we learn, the innocence of being open to seeing things in a new light and the lighthearted freedom to flow with the ever-unfolding spiral of manifestation of Life.
If you recognize that you have been in a time of great initiation, this may be a Moon where you can integrate these lessons. But as the image of this lunation points out- this initiation comes with a responsibility to offer what higher understandings we have received through great effort to those around us who have yet to learn these lessons as well as the willingness to receive guidance from elders or those further along in their growth around lessons we are struggling with. It is an ever-evolving exchange of giving and receiving, sharing and distribution of wisdom, light codes and love-vision.
We are all a part of the lineage that created the constructs of this world, and we all share the responsibility in helping one another learn how to dance through it. How to weave and ride and rhythm time it. How to bob and float and navigate currents that are not natural but constructed from human mind once divided but now perhaps ready to unite once again with the Heart.
Perhaps with Jupiter in sextile to Neptune soon to become a grand trine with Venus we will see the feminine wisdom so long abdicated to domestication begin to surface and be utilized in generating a new social construct, one that more closely aligns with higher laws of Nature. Venus in her greater synodic cycle of the Aries Goddess and Wild Woman archetype speaks to this.
We are after all a part of nature and we can all take up the responsibility of sharing in the strong potential of this lunation for higher vision of what we wish to see our schools, governments, churches and religious orders, places of worship and reverence, our relationship to God and the Divine and the Earth and how we regulate them in society and government become.
Blessings and Mind-Fire,